‘Inn’ Places at Lighthouses
Many lighthouses across the U.S. double as inns and B&Bs.; Seven favorites, selected by Coastal Living magazine:
Lighthouse: Big Bay Point Lighthouse
Big Bay, Mich. (906) 345-9957
Rates (with tax): $92.65-$190.65 per room.
Features: Open year-round. Red-brick, fortress-like 60-foot tower guarding Lake Superior.
Lighthouse: East Brother Light Station
Point Richmond, Calif. (510) 233-2385
Rates (with tax): $235-$325 per room.
Features: Open year-round, Thursday to Sunday. No phones or TV. Victorian design. Electric foghorn nearby; earplugs provided.
Lighthouse: Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
Yachats, Ore. (541) 233-3696
Rates (with tax): $115-$145 per room.
Features: Open year-round. Views of Pacific Cape Creek Bridge. Rumored to be haunted.
Lighthouse: The Keeper’s House
Isle au Haut, Maine (207) 367-2261
Rates (with tax): $272.85-$314.58 per room.
Features: Open May 15 to Oct 31. On small, tree-covered island. Compound lighted by gaslight and kerosene lanterns.
Lighthouse: The Lighthouse Inn
West Dennis, Mass. (508) 398-2244
Rates (with tax): $69.12-$152.28 per room
Features: Open May to October. Posh, nine-acre Cape Cod compound.
Lighthouse: Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Pescadero, Calif. (650) 879-0633.
Rates (with tax): $12-15 per person
Features: Open year-round. Cliff-side hostel 50 miles south of San Francisco. Good spot for whale-watching in spring.
Lighthouse: Selkirk Lighthouse
Pulaski, N.Y. (315) 298-6688
Rates (with tax): $110-$220 per night; $990 per week.
Features: Open April to December. Rustic inn on Lake Ontario. Linens, pots and pans provided; you bring food.
Source: “1997 OAG Business Travel Lifestyle Survey” by Reed Travel Group